Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection

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Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume One Summary

Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material.

When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's earliest adventures.

'Send for Paul Temple' (1940) is an early remake of the now lost original 1938 BBC production. 'Paul Temple Intervenes' (1942) finds Paul and Steve investigating a series of celebrity murders whilst 'Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair' (the original 1950 production, presented here for the very first time) concerns the strange disappearance of the Desmond baby and her sitter.

Hugh Morton, Bernard Braden, Carl Bernard and Peter Coke play Paul in these episodes, with Bernadette Hodgson, Peggy Hassard and Marjorie Westbury as Steve. A bonus track features rare archive material from otherwise lost productions, including the final episodes of 'Send for Paul Temple' (1938) and 'Paul Temple and the Front Page Men' (1938).

Duration: 11 hours approx.

©2016 Francis Durbridge (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks
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  • Book 1

    • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume One

    • The Early Years (1938-1950)
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Carl Bernard, full cast, Hugh Morton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material. When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's earliest adventures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Generally Enjoyable But Rather Erratic

    • By foxymoron on 04-01-17

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 2

    • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two

    • The Fifties
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple (Peter Coke) and his wife, Steve (Marjorie Westbury), are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's adventures from the 1950s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A really good listen

    • By MG on 03-02-17

    Regular price: £31.99

  • Book 3

    • Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS: Volume 2

    • Multi-Doctor Stories
    • By: Terrance Dicks, Philip Martin, Gary Russell
    • Narrated by: Colin Baker, full cast, Jon Pertwee, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison and Colin Baker are among the readers of these seven stories from the worlds of Doctor Who. 'The Planet of the Daleks' is read by Jon Pertwee; 'Warriors of the Deep' is read by Peter Davison; 'Vengeance on Varos' is read by Colin Baker; 'The Novel of the Film' (the 1996 TV movie) and 'Earth' and 'Beyond' (three original short stories) are read by Paul McGann. With original music.

    Regular price: £19.99